Things to Do in the French Quarter
Experience All That the French Quarter Has to Offer
Let the French Quarter Guest Houses be your gateway to an authentic and unforgettable New Orleans experience! At each of our boutique hotels, our front desks are open 24 hours and our entire staff is eager to help you plan a memorable visit with recommendations on can’t-miss attractions, restaurants, tours and things to do in both the French Quarter and NOLA beyond.
There are so many things to do in New Orleans and the French Quarter that even lifelong residents find new activities to experience every day. Here is our list of “must do’s” when experiencing the finest New Orleans attractions on your visit to the city we are proud to call home…
Bound by St. Peter & St. Ann and situated along the river, Jackson Square with the backdrop of the St. Louis Cathedral are the landmarks of New Orleans and the center of the French Quarter’s rich history. While at Jackson Square, hop on a mule drawn carriage ride through the French Quarter, shop for artwork from local starving artists, have your palm read, or grab a cup of café au lait and beignets at Café du Monde, all within blocks of the hotel.
St. Louis Cathedral
Few cities in the world are so identified by a building as is New Orleans with the St. Louis Cathedral. The city is instantly recognized by our cathedral and its position overlooking Jackson Square. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States.
The historic French Market includes over 30 unique retail shops, indoor and outdoor performance venues, restaurants and cafes, a flea market and a farmers market.
Live Music Venues
The birthplace of jazz has become a melting pot of music. One will have no trouble finding anything from brass bands, rock bands, cover bands to karaoke scattered all throughout New Orleans. In a city where you’re certain to find the music and entertainment you’re looking for, below are just a few of our favorite live music venues:
The nightlife New Orleans is best known for is located just two blocks from Inn on St Ann and Inn on St Peter.
The Steamboat Natchez Dinner Jazz and Daytime Jazz Cruises run daily, year round, in the style of authentic steamboats in New Orleans for centuries!
Opened in 1927, the beautifully refurbished, 4,000-seat Saenger Theatre is one of the top performance venues in New Orleans, hosting some of the biggest names in stage, show business and music.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
One of the best family friendly things to do in New Orleans, the New Orleans Audubon Aquarium features exotic ocean life in underwater habitats, fascinating displays and unforgettable shows and performances.
St. Charles Streetcar
The oldest continuously operating streetcar, the St. Charles Streetcar transports you back 150 years to another era with its mahogany seats, brass fittings and exposed ceiling light bulbs.
Enjoy signature cocktails, New Orleans cuisine and seafood at our sister restaurant, the Marigny Brasserie for a fun, casual atmosphere with live music Friday through Sunday!
The Rampart-St. Claude Streetcar
The Rampart–St. Claude Streetcar line is a historic streetcar line in New Orleans, operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA).